1CDC

CD2, N-TERMINAL DOMAIN (1-99), TRUNCATED FORM


Experimental Data Snapshot

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 2 Å
  • R-Value Work: 0.192 

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Literature

One sequence, two folds: a metastable structure of CD2.

Murray, A.J.Lewis, S.J.Barclay, A.N.Brady, R.L.

(1995) Proc.Natl.Acad.Sci.USA 92: 7337-7341


  • PubMed Abstract: 
  • When expressed as part of a glutathione S-transferase fusion protein the NH2-terminal domain of the lymphocyte cell adhesion molecule CD2 is shown to adopt two different folds. The immunoglobulin superfamily structure of the major (85%) monomeric com ...

    When expressed as part of a glutathione S-transferase fusion protein the NH2-terminal domain of the lymphocyte cell adhesion molecule CD2 is shown to adopt two different folds. The immunoglobulin superfamily structure of the major (85%) monomeric component has previously been determined by both x-ray crystallography and NMR spectroscopy. We now describe the structure of a second, dimeric, form present in about 15% of recombinant CD2 molecules. After denaturation and refolding in the absence of the fusion partner, dimeric CD2 is converted to monomer, illustrating that the dimeric form represents a metastable folded state. The crystal structure of this dimeric form, refined to 2.0-A resolution, reveals two domains with overall similarity to the IgSF fold found in the monomer. However, in the dimer each domain is formed by the intercalation of two polypeptide chains. Hence each domain represents a distinct folding unit that can assemble in two different ways. In the dimer the two domains fold around a hydrophilic interface believed to mimic the cell adhesion interaction at the cell surface, and the formation of dimer can be regulated by mutating single residues at this interface. This unusual misfolded form of the protein, which appears to result from inter- rather than intramolecular interactions being favored by an intermediate structure formed during the folding process, illustrates that evolution of protein oligomers is possible from the sequence for a single protein domain.


    Organizational Affiliation

    Department of Biochemistry, University of Bristol, United Kingdom.




Macromolecules

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Entity ID: 1
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetails
CD2
B, A
99Rattus norvegicusGene Names: Cd2
Find proteins for P08921 (Rattus norvegicus)
Go to UniProtKB:  P08921
Experimental Data & Validation

Experimental Data

  • Method: X-RAY DIFFRACTION
  • Resolution: 2 Å
  • R-Value Work: 0.192 
  • Space Group: P 21 21 21
Unit Cell:
Length (Å)Angle (°)
a = 55.900α = 90.00
b = 57.050β = 90.00
c = 60.560γ = 90.00
Software Package:
Software NamePurpose
X-PLORmodel building
PROLSQrefinement
DENZOdata reduction
X-PLORrefinement
X-PLORphasing

Structure Validation

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Entry History 

Deposition Data

Revision History 

  • Version 1.0: 1995-09-15
    Type: Initial release
  • Version 1.1: 2008-03-24
    Type: Version format compliance
  • Version 1.2: 2011-07-13
    Type: Version format compliance